My father-in-law just passed away on the 17th of June 2017. He went in to detox from alcohol and was sent to the hospital. After tests they said his cancer had came back and had spread from lungs to liver it now was stage 4 also he had a tumor in his sternum. He chose hospice and went home with that. Now mind you he didn't leave the hospital with them implanting a tumor. Doctor said he had 6mo to a yr. We were all called to come see him and told he is ill given brief information. Upon going his "wife" tells us that hospice said that morphine should be given for comfort and to aid in his breathing to help him not to cough so the tumor doesn't explode killing him. But, that once the morphine is started he'll most likely pass within 48hrs. He was alert and had told my husband he was waiting on a call from the doctor to see if the tumor could be removed. His "wife" however had his phone and wouldn't let him have access to it. She wasn't feeding him anything except ensure and adavan and morphine in the last 2days of the 4 he was on hospice. Anytime he'd wake up, she'd be in there giving him morphine even though he said he wasn't in pain and didn't want it. She told him it was couch medicine to manipulate the situation. Everytime he'd wake she would say, do you know who I am, your kids are here did you know that, do you know where you are? He'd say have you lost your mind? Why do you keep asking me this stuff? Finally nearing the end of the 2nd day he was very tired but far from out of it mind wise. Around 8pm his step daughter administered morphine to him and said he'd sleep the rest of the night. She left to go out to the movies. His "wife" who stayed under the influence of alcohol was acting funny all day. Upon hospice coming around 3pm and taking supplies from the home (which was odd) as they were delivered that day. Can't tell me she didn't smell the alcohol and notice the wifes lack of focus. Yet did not report it. Around 9:15-9:30pm my father inlaw asked for cough medicine and his "wife" tried giving him MORE morphine. He pulled his head away saying no I don't want that now damn it, what is that? I said I wanted cough medicine. She said just open your mouth, lift up your tongue. She was attempting to force it in his mouth. My husband said, he said NO. Finally she said, its just cough medicine. He said, well I just don't want anymore of that damn morphine. And he took it. We said our goodbyes told him we would be back in a few weeks. He said he'd work on eating and getting strength and he'd be there. Said he loved us. We left Tennessee drove back to illinois and no sooner than we got unpacked and settled in, we got a call he was dead. I find it hard to believe he had 6mo to a 1yr one min and upon taking anxiety meds and morphine and us being told it was for his lungs and would most likely kill him within 48hrs because he was "that bad". We saw him, I am telling you, something isn't right . He may not of lived 6mo but he should NOT of died when he did. With hospice did he lose his right to refuse the morphine? Was it meant to kill him? And if it was meant to "help him" why did it not start from day 1 of hospice as his cond. Was no different from day 1 to day end except maybe sleepy due to the morphine. I feel like it was meant to be an involuntary human euthanization. And we called the police after he died and they would do nothing saying hospice was involved it was a planned death. My father-in-law took hospice thinking it was a nurse who would come help at home. His wife told police he was out of his mind, so did hospice. The whole family can say otherwise as can others who visited. Only those who stand to be in trouble say otherwise. The moment he passed the stepdaughter asked me over the phone when will we beable to come help clean out the house of personal belongings such as pictures etc. They are wanting everything out. Then said well, not a big rush per say but..HE JUST DIED his body was right in front of her SERIOUSLY? We believe there was foul play involved. Most are saying and its getting frustrating and its not the point, "he was going to die eventually". My husband makes a good point. Since someone wants to play God, everyone will die SOMEDAY so why not just lethally inject whom ever because everyone will die SOMEDAY. We want answers period and accountability. Anyone can have paperwork "in order". Just like crooked cops there are nurses willing to do the same for reasons only they know. My father inlaws wife and daughter stood to gain from his death. He said himself, I'm worth more dead than alive. And he joked at one point and said to sell the morphine. She replied, "this batch was made up special just for you Jim for this, theres only enough to go to the cause for the full effect". WHAT?? Its all just, it sounds like the intent was there yet nobody seems to care because be had hospice and was gonna die anyway so we are to just get over it.